Afghan exiles in Tajikistan hope escape will bring a better future
13 September 2021 | 2:24 pm
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US President Joe Biden's administration defended the decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in 2021. It followed almost two decades in the country, and led almost immediately to the Taliban reclaiming power.
The UN accused the Taliban of forcing it to choose between abiding by its principles and serving Afghans. The Taliban told the UN it could not employ women in the country; so the UN is considering its mission's future.
In August 2021, when the US hurriedly pulled out of Afghanistan, it organised an airlift to evacuate those who had worked with NATO forces and found themselves threatened by the Taliban.
Sport is strictly forbidden for women in Afghanistan, so hundreds fled into exile. Now they are demanding a direct line to the IOC with hopes of competing at the Paris Games in 2024. What are their chances?
The US government wants to turn domestic coalfields into green energy centers in an effort to combine climate protection with job creation. But those affected have little trust in the policy, reports Sabrina Kessler.
To mark Afghan women's day on FRANCE 24, we hear from two women wielding their art in resistance against the Taliban. Performance and visual artist Kubra Khademi lives in France because her artwork provoked death threats at home in Afghanistan. Now based in Paris, she creates artwork about being in exile.
On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Taiwan's president voiced hope that China's youth will soon be able to freely express themselves. More than 20 people were detained at a vigil in Hong Kong.
Judith Kerr, who wrote "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and "The Tiger Who Came to Tea," was born 100 ago. Revisit DW's encounter with the late German-British author for the project "After the Escape."
With the Hollywood screenwriters' strike now in its sixth week, unions are demanding guarantees that artificial intelligence will not be used to create new content. Could AI eventually replace writers and directors or even actors and singers? How effective and how credible are current AI tools? Are they truly a threat to the entertainment industry that could lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs – or a golden opportunity to increase productivity?
We look at the first details emerging from the police investigation into a policeman's fatal shooting of Nahel last week. Also, Emmanuel Macron's suggestion to cut internet access during future riots draws scorn and accusations of authoritarianism.
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